Magical Realism: Part II

Opening event
Wednesday 14 December
6 - 8pm: Reception evening

On View
14 - 18 Dec 2022
4 Cromwell Place, South Kensington
London SW7 2JE

  • Artists
  • Jake Fried
  • Nicolas Sassoon
  • Gary Edward Blum
  • rudxane
  • Jesse Draxler
  • qubibi

Inspired by author Haruki Murakami’s fictional worlds, Verse is pleased to present Magical Realism: a new group exhibition in two-parts, featuring Jesse Draxler, Jake Fried, Sputniko, Qubibi, Yazid, Shunsuke Takawo (generativemasks), Richard Nadler, Rudxane, Gary Edward Blum, and Nicolas Sasson. Cromwell gallery space.

Jake Fried
Jake used to be primarily a painter, but later evolved his technique by using ink and white-out to generate hallucinatory vistas. Fried repeatedly modifies and records his images...
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Nicolas Sassoon
Nicolas Sassoon is a Franco-Canadian artist using early computer graphics to create a wide array of pixelated forms & figures, moiré patterns & architectural structures. His work...
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Gary Edward Blum
Born in Montara California, a coastal town 30 minutes south of San Francisco, I have spent the better part of two decades exploring duality through my paintings and photography...
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rudxane is a visual artist from Amsterdam, working on small interactive websites and code based art since the 90s. Currently exploring the interplay of artist/machine through the...
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Jesse Draxler
Jesse Draxler is one of the now’s most influential creators. His influence has been felt far and wide throughout the visual arts space since the early days of Tumblr. As a singular...
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A label by Kazumasa Teshigawara focused on Digital Art. Kazumasa Teshigawara: Artist, interaction Designer, Web Designer, Lecturer (Tama Art University Faculty of Art and Design...
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Murakami’s stories place readers in a liminal space somewhere between the real and the imagined. Exploring the same eerily familiar space as Murakami, the works in ‘Magical Realism’ elevate and distort the material of everyday life to magical realms.

This exhibition will present a debut selection by some of the most distinctive curators in the digital and generative art space. These include Skygolpe and Junya Yamamine, who all present works that carefully unpick the seam of our shared reality.

‘You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity, which is the number of the grains of sand. The path that you are to take is endless, and you will die before you have truly awakened.’

Jorge Luis Borges, The Writing of the God

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Part II addresses the relationship between dreams and our imaginations, exploring how these experiences share an inextricable connection. These reveries are tempered by the feelings of alienation and disdain which many of us harbour for today’s saturated, tired culture. Artists include: Jesse Draxler, Jake Fried (Night Vision from his private collection), rudxane, Gary Edward Blum, and Nicolas Sasson presenting their most recent works.